Andy Naylor and Brian Owen give their verdicts on the Albion players in the 2-1 win against arch rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

MATHEW RYAN 7: Had little to do, such was the diligent defending in front of him. Australian will be pleased not to be beaten in open play for almost 3.5 hours.

MARTIN MONTOYA 7: Spaniard was on shaky ground after a 26th minute booking for grabbing back Zaha. Showed his high-level experience by handling Palace's danger man pretty well.

SHANE DUFFY 7: Stout defending with head and feet all in a day's work for the Irishman. Only meaningful blemish was partial responsibility in the lead-up to Palace's penalty.

LEWIS DUNK 9: Good time to return to top form with the England squad announced on Wednesday. Denying Zaha a certain goal was one of several key interventions.

BERNARDO 8: The more we see of the young Brazilian, the better he looks. Townsend was taken off. Recovery run in second half to defend when caught upfield was a highlight.

DALE STEPHENS 9: A hugely influential display of breaking things up and getting his team moving was given the highlight moment it deserved with his crossfield pass leading to the winning goal.

YVES BISSOUMA 7: Busy and energetic in midfield and did some good work but was also guilty of being careless in possession on occasions.

DAVY PROPPER 6: A foot dangled out in the direction of Andros Townsend looked to be the turning point of the afternoon for a while. Didn't really shine as of late.

ANTHONY KNOCKAERT 8: Played from the first minute with a yellow card but, as ever, never stopped chasing and trying things. One through pass did not come off, one left foot shot certainly did.

GLENN MURRAY 8: Given a last-minute reprieve in terms of selection and took it in some style with a majestic finish after the blustery conditions caused problems.

ALIREZA JAHANBAKHSH 7: Moments when it looked like he might make something happen on the counter and almost iced the win with a dipping effort.


SOLLY MARCH: Did the job required down the right as Albion protected their lead with no major alarms.

JURGEN LOCADIA: Sent on very late.